Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will today hold its 2020 second quarter executive committee meeting via the teleconferencing platform.
It will be the first time for FAM to hold a virtual executive committee meeting as the association is observing social/physical distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) world pandemic.
With all football activities on hold the executive committee meeting will dwell on the association’s response on the impact of Covid-19 on football.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said they set up a Covid-19 task force to assess the situation and come up with recommendations.
FAM executive member Chimango Munthali headed the task force with other executive members Felister Dossi and Madalitso Kuyera as well as FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda as members.
Munthali said in an interview that they did a situation analysis which showed that all spheres of
Malawi football have been affected by Covid-19.“We took a pro-active approach and looked at how the pandemic is affecting or will affect local football—from grassroots to elite football, including players, clubs and fans.
“We also looked at how various stakeholders such as sponsors have been or will be affected by the pandemic.
“I cannot share the findings and recommendations until we present them to the executive committee. But one thing that is clear is that just like other countries, Malawi football is at risk,” he said.
World football governing body Fifa has set up a special fund to help associations to cope with the effects of coronavirus.
FAM has asked for K3.6 billion which it wants to use to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on football.